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Driver Killed in Crash on Highway 285


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One driver was killed and another is in critical condition following a crash on Highway 285.

About the Fatal Accident

The fatal collision occurred along State Highway 285, just eight miles west of Riviera, before 10 a.m. Monday.

The driver of a silver Ford Focus was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was flown to a Corpus Christi and is in critical but stable condition.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Crash Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,534 traffic deaths in 2014 – a 3.7 percent increase from the 3,408 deaths recorded in 2013.
  • Of the deaths recorded in 2014, 1,974 occurred in rural areas.
  • An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents with 17,152 people suffering serious injuries.
  • A reportable crash is estimated to have occurred every 66 seconds in 2014.

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